NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,572 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- degarelix acetate
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A drug used to treat advanced prostate cancer. Degarelix acetate binds to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptors in the pituitary gland. This causes the testicles to stop making testosterone. Degarelix acetate may stop the growth of cancer cells that need testosterone to grow. It is a type of GnRH antagonist. Also called Firmagon.